April 12, 1923 ~ June 7, 2008
4-12-23 to 6-7-08
Nick Kasparrow, a thirty-seven year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away at his home on June 7, 2008 after a short battle with cancer. He will be remembered by family, friends, and neighbors as a considerate, helpful, and humorous man. He was never too busy to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
He was born Nikita Kasparrow on April 12, 1923 in Krasnodar, Russia. He was a member of the Russian Armed Forces during World War II. During that Time, he liberated several Russian soldiers, including himself, from a Nazi Prisoner of War (POW) camp.
Eventually he made his way to Canada where he fell in love with and married the love of his life, Vilma, in 1958. While there, he developed a love of the great outdoors, especially fishing.
After one year of marriage in Canada, Nick and Vilma moved to Southern California in 1959. He worked many years as a Machinist for various local businesses. While in Southern California, he became well known to his neighbors and always enjoyed visiting and having numerous conversations with them. He became known as "Mr. Fix It," and was there whenever they needed him.
Nick is survived by his loving wife, Vilma, adoring daughter, Susan McKnight, and son-in-law, Carl. He also had two grandchildren, Angela and Christopher. He will be sorely missed as he was so loved by his family.
A memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 2:00 PM. A reception will follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
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